Sezairi dominates streaming charts in Asia with global hit “It’s You”

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After going viral on TikTok and subsequently charting on Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart where it peaked at No. 17, Singapore-based singer-songwriter Sezairi is currently on the rise with the recent success of his single “ It’s You .” A rousing ballad that showcases the journey of putting one’s fears to rest when it comes to loving someone, “It’s You” is part of Sezairi’s recently released EP, Undertones . “I had a lot of things in mind when writing this song but I guess the underlying theme is love,” the chart-topping artist opens up about the inspiration behind the track. “It’s like going on this crazy journey just searching for ‘the one’ and then having a sudden realization, and disbelief even, that you already know who you were looking for and that they were always there and will always be there for you no matter what. It’s also a sort of ode, a thank you to that special someone in your life.” The song is steadily climbing on Spotify Philippines’ Top 100 charts, ranking at No.

Wings of Vision flying high in Cinemalaya this August.

 On its 14th year, the 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will screen the best visual storytelling to every film enthusiast. With the theme "Wings Of Vision" there is something that will surely captivates the audience imagination by this year's line-up of ten full-length films and ten short features from August 3 to 12, 2018 at various venues at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and selected Ayala Cinemas.
Full-length
DISTANCE by Percival Intalan
KUNG PAANO HINIHINTAY ANG DAPITHAPON(WAITING FOR SUNSET) by Carlo Enciso Catu
KUYA WES by James Robin Mayo
LIWAY by Kip Oebanda
MAMANG by Denise O'Hara
ML by Benedicto by Mique Jr.
MUSMOS NA SUMIBOL SA GUBAT NG DIGMA (UNLESS THE WATER IS SAFER THAN THE LAND) by Iar Lionel Arondaing
PAN DE SALAWAL (THE SWEET TASTE OF SALTED BREAD AND UNDIES) by Che Espiritu
SCHOOL SERVICE by Luisito Ignacio
THE LOOKOUT by Afi Africa
Short Feautures
BABYLON by Keith Deligero
JODILERKS DELA CRUZ, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH by Carlo Francisco Manatad
KIKO by Jojo Driz
LOGRO by Kani Villaflor
NANGUNGUPAHAN (WHO RENTS THERE NOW?) by Glenn Barit
SA SAIYANG ISLA (IN HIS ISLAND) by Christian Candelaria
SI ASTRI MAKA SI TAMBULAH (ASTRI AND TAMBULAH) by Xeph Suarez
SIYUDAD SA BULAWAN (CITY OF GOLD) by Jarell Serencio
YAKAP (EMBRACE) by Mika Fabella and Rafael Froilan Jr.
YOU, ME AND MR. WIGGLES by Jav Velasco
Eddie Garcia
To date, the annual Cinemalaya Film Festival has continued to discover, encourage and support the cinematic works of upcoming and veteran Filipino filmmakers who boldly articulate and freely interpret the Philippine experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity and has supported and promoted the production of Filipino full feature indepence films and short films. Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics and art films which have won awards, both local and international competitions and festivals.
Aside from the full-length films and short features, audience will continue to enjoy and experience festival's mainstays: documentary section (Dokyu), best films from local festivals (Best of the Festivals), independent films (Indie Nation) and award-winning Asian and Netpac films (Visions of Asia). The final projects of the Directing and Production Management workshops under the 4th Cinemalaya Institute will be showcased, the Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video on its 30th edition, the longest running independent film competition in the ASEAN region will once again harvest the best of the best of Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental and Documentary and Animation with the pre-selected entries will be screened on from August 4 to 6 at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater), a major component of the festival, The Cinemalaya Campus is slated from August 7 to 8 at the Silangan Hall and Retrospective Section will feature the 2017 Cinemalaya Best Picture " Respeto " by Treb Monteras and "Baconaua" by Joseph Israel Laban who was awarded Best Director. And Cinemalaya will pay tribute to Maryo J. Delos Reyed with the screening of Bagets and Magnifico and to Bernardo Bernardo by showing Manila By Night, a film by Ishmael Bernal.

Visit: www.cinemalaya.org and www.culturalcenter.gov.ph Call:CCP Media Arts at 832-1125 local 1704/1712 CCP Box Office at 832-3704.

Text By Gilbert Kim Sancha
Photos by Ericson Dela Cruz. 

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